Kyiv Turkey burger

Kyiv Turkey burger

4 from 1 vote
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, BBQ, Irish
Servings 4


  • 40 g cold butter cut into 4 flat squares
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 tbsp mix herbs chopped
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 450 g turkey mince
  • 1 tbsp. milk- optional
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. flour to dust the burger
  • 1 tbsp oil optional
  • 4 slices Mature red cheddar cheese
  • 1 to mato sliced
  • 4 slices pickled cucumber
  • 1 handful of salad leaves
  • 4 brioche Burger buns to serve
  • salt and pepper


  • In a small bowl, beat the butter with the garlic, lemon zest, herbs until fully combined. Set aside for a few minutes.
  • in a bowl, combine the turkey mince with the egg, milk and seasoning.
  • Shape four equal patties about 4-5cm diameter.
  • Press the centre of each patty and add a spoon of garlic butter.
  • Wrap the mince around and shape to a usual flat patty with a small indentation in the centre. Toss a little of flour around to help set later.
  • The butter will help keep the burger moist while grilling but down pierce it or else the butter will run away and flame the BBQ or griddle pan.
  • Place the shaped burgers in the fridge covered to rest at least 15 minutes.
  • Preheat a griddle pan or barbecue to medium heat. When hot, oil the grill grates and place the burgers onto the grill. Cook for 4-6 minutes on each side or until it reaches 70˚C covered, if possible, with a lid to help the burger cook quicker, turning once.
  • Add the cheese over the burgers and place a lid over to allow the cheese to melt over the burger.
  • Toast the bun and add some mayonnaise and a few leaves of salad. Add the cooked burger with the cheese and top with your favourite topping such as tomato slices, pickles cucumber, … enjoy immediately.
Keyword burger, Kevin Dundon, turkey

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